Translation of "disgrace" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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disgracenoun [ U ]

uk /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ us /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

B2 embarrassment and the loss of other people's respect, or behaviour that causes this

耻辱,丢脸;不光彩的行为
They were sent home in disgrace. 他们被灰溜溜地送回了家里。
He brought disgrace on the whole team by falsifying the results. 他篡改比分的行为让全队丢了脸。
be a disgrace

B2 to be a very bad situation

非常糟糕,太不像话
Three families living in one room - it's a disgrace! 3家人住在1间房里——太糟糕了!
[ + that ] It's a disgrace that the government spends so much on guns and so little on education. 政府在武器上花了那么多钱,而在教育上却支出这么少,真是太不像话了。
be a disgrace to sb/sth

C2 to be so bad or unacceptable that you make people lose respect for the group or activity you are connected to

是…的耻辱
You're a disgrace (to the family) - what a way to behave! 你真(给家人)丢脸——怎么能干出这样的事情!

More examples

  • It's a disgrace that some war widows don't get a decent pension.
  • I think the way she's been treated is a downright disgrace.
  • She found the disgrace of losing her job very hard to deal with.
  • There is no disgrace in admitting that you cannot do something - it's always best to ask for help.
  • Andrew behaved so badly on the school trip that he was sent home in disgrace.

disgraceverb [ T ]

uk /dɪsˈɡreɪs/ us /dɪsˈɡreɪs/

to make people stop respecting you or your family, team, etc. by doing something very bad

使丢脸,使蒙羞,使没面子
You have disgraced us all with your behaviour. 你的所作所为让我们大家都抬不起头来。

(Translation of “disgrace” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)